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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 260 Super Overclock Video Card - Temperature and Sound Tests

GIGABYTE pump the GTX 260 full of steroids and launch the companies new Super Overclock series, we check it out.

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Sep 26, 2009 4:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Temperature Tests

 

 

With the TES 1326 Infrared Thermometer literally in hand we found ourselves getting real-world temperatures from the products we test at load (3D clock speeds).

 

There are two places we pull temperature from - the back of the card directly behind the core and if the card is dual slot and has an exhaust point we also pull a temperate from there, as seen in the picture.

 

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The GIGABYTE GTX 260 manages to run a bit warmer than the other cards we've got here today.

 


Sound Tests

 

 

Pulling out the TES 1350A Sound Level Meter we find ourselves quickly yelling into the top of it to see how loud we can be.

 

After five minutes of that we get a bit more serious and place the device two CM away from the fan on the card to find the maximum noise level of the card when idle (2D mode) and in load (3D mode).

 

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Noise levels are fortunately more impressive, sitting below all the other cards here.

 

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